Steel Challenge champ breaks down her firearm choices at the 2015 SHOT Show

GLOCK's Tori Nonaka signing autographs at SHOT Show

Las Vegas, Nevada - Tori Nonaka. You know who I'm talking about. Whether sporting the usual brunette braids or her purple frenzy of fire you can be sure that she's still going to tear it up when it comes to trigger time.

Always a popular figure when her turn at the celebrity appearance table comes due, she's been a force on the firing line for more years than seems probable ... or fair.

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Beretta celebrates M9 pistol's 30th anniversary with style

Engraved Beretta 92FS at SHOT Show

Las Vegas, Nevada - In 1985, the United States Armed Forces adopted a new service pistol. They chose Beretta's M9 design chambered in 9mm. Though smaller in caliber than the previous standard of a 1911 chambered in .45 ACP, the gun boasted a larger magazine capacity - 15 rounds instead of seven. Thirty years later, more than 600,000 M9 pistols have been delivered to the military; collectively, those firearms have fired more than 30 million rounds of ammunition.

In one test session under Army supervision, 12 M9's were randomly pulled from the production line and fired a total of 168,000 rounds without a single malfunction. The average M9 will fire 22,500 rounds without a stoppage. Having proven the reliability of the firearm, Beretta is celebrating the military's decision to use their design with some very unique engraved pistols.

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From GLOCK - GLOCK Introduces New Optic Mounting Platform and Largest Pistol to Date

GLOCK 40 Gen4 in MOS Configuration Las Vegas, Nevada - GLOCK, Inc. announced the release of the new GLOCK Modular Optic System (MOS). The MOS platform was designed by GLOCK engineers to enable users to mount their preferred reflex sights to their pistol in order to improve their target acquisition. The Gen4 models G34, G35, and G41 will now be available in the new MOS platform.  Coming soon is GLOCK 40 Gen4 in MOS Configuration – the long slide pistol is intended for 10mm enthusiasts as well as handgun hunters.

“Our research has prompted us to release the MOS configurations for the G34 Gen4, G35 Gen4 and G41 Gen4 and the new G40 Gen4 in the MOS Configuration,” ... more on the latest from GLOCK ...

NRA News highlights .45 caliber SIG 220 carried by Curator's brother

.45 caliber Sig Sauer pistol in the NRA Museum lab

Fairfax, Virginia - Everyone collects something. Be it action figures or coins or stamps or cars, odds are there's a boatload of something you've stashed away for your very own. For Philip Schreier, senior curator for NRA Museums, it's guns. And though Phil's collection is impressive, there are a few pieces that stand out.

Not because they're rare or worth a boatload of cash mind you, but because of the intrinsic value. He highlighted one such piece on yesterday's episode of Curator's Corner. A SIG Sauer P220. And what makes this pistol so valuable to Phil?

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From Sturm, Ruger & Company - Ruger Introduces the SR1911 Lightweight Commander-Style Pistol

Ruger's SR1911 Lightweight Commander-Style Pistol Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to introduce the Ruger® SR1911® Lightweight Commander-Style pistol; an aluminum frame version of the popular SR1911 Commander-Style pistol. This new model features a black anodized aluminum frame with a satin stainless finish on the slide, resulting in an attractive two-tone appearance in a gun that weighs 7oz. less than the all stainless steel version. It comes factory equipped with an integrated, polished titanium feed ramp and features thin, hardwood grip panels for concealed carry, as well as front strap serrations for improved grip.

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2-inch barreled revolver the gold standard for Railway Mail Service officers

.38 caliber Colt Banker's Special at the NRA Museum in Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia - When Senior Curator Philip Schreier makes way to the stage you know something big is about to happen. The NRA Museum guru swims with the big boys after all. So why did he bring out a tiny little Banker's Special for last night's episode of Curator's Corner?

"It might be little but it’s got a big bark," he said with a gleam in his eye.

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From Cabot Guns - Cabot Guns enters the custom 1911 market with the introduction of the S-Class

The latest pistols from Cabot Guns Sarver, Pennsylvania - Cabot Guns, makers of unsurpassed collector grade 1911s has introduced a custom grade gun. The Cabot S-Class uses advanced aerospace technology and the finest materials to create the most precise custom 1911 in the world.

Beyond the high precision construction, the S-Class is also distinctive and beautiful. The S-Class features include an elegant “blind” front sight matches to beautiful, glare reducing machining on the top strap. Unique and effective cocking serrations feature the Cabot Trinity Stripes. The patriotism of the men and women of Cabot is displayed in the signature stars on the TriStar trigger and guide rod.

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Midwest Academy on benefits of ISSF Olympic Style Target and NRA International Pistol Shooting.

Midwest Academy Consulting Group Ruslan Dyatlov, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Pistol Coach at the Midwest Academy Consulting Group, lays out the advantages of target shooting ...

Develop and Improve Important Life Skills

 Target Pistol Shooting Sport helps develop some of the most important skills that individuals rely on for success in their personal and business lives. As athletes keep training and try to increase their competitive level in the sport, they are improving their ability to concentrate... read the rest of Dyatlov's thoughts on pistol shooting ...

.38 caliber revolver was the standard for stateside law enforcement

Colt Commando on display at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - As most of us are recovering from holiday cheer and a deluge of family, the boys from NRA News are back with another edition of Curator's Corner. Continuing his salute to law enforcement, NRA Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier breaks out a 1940s Colt Commando.

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